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Author Visits Elementary Schools to Promote Kindness

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Amy McCoy, author of “Little Big Sister,” visited all six Massapequa elementary schools in May, promoting both character education and literacy skills. She spoke about the inspiration for series, which includes two published books and two books on the horizon. She described the stories as realistic fiction, as they are based on her son with autism and his younger sister.

Ms. McCoy said that the purpose of her books are to educate children about autism and to spread kindness by teaching them to be accepting of other people’s differences. The goal of her books are to empower children to make positive changes in their school and communities.

In addition to delivering an anti-bullying message, she spoke about the writing process and encouraged children to turn their own ideas into stories. Ms. McCoy’s visits were coordinated in partnership with the district’s curriculum office, SEPTA and the elementary administration and PTAs.